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>> mason: going south. hundreds of jobs the president >>omised to save. reporter: do you feel betrayed? >> yes. >> mason: also tonight, the president takes action to fix the v.a., as a new report shows dozens of vets died waiting for appointments in los angeles. >> reporter: is there any doubt in your mind that they were responsible for your haze death? >> definitely, they were. >> repor cter:harlie d'agata is on the front lines in mosul, iraq. >> mason: and steve hartman, when a mom gets fired... >> call me back. >> a son gets fired up. my biggest worry was, like, if she loses her job, what else
>> reporter: duane oreskovic voted for the president but is losing his carrier job. >> i like this job. this was a job they actually wanted to retire from. >> reporter: and that's not going to happen. >> it's not going to happen anymore. >> reporter: at the white house today, spokesman sean spicer said the carrier job cuts were long planned and nothing new. anthony, the first round of layoffs here will take effect next month, and the second in december, three days before christmas. >> mason: dean reynolds in indianapolis, thanks, dean. president trump signed a bill today giving top-ranking officials at the department of veterans affairs more power to fire incompetent workers and protect whistle blowers. the agency has struggled to provide health care other and services to military veterans. the legislation was prompted by a 2014 scandal at the phoenix v.a. medical center where many veterans died while waiting months to see a doctor. as mireya villarreal reports,
the lo los angeles v.a. >> susan and allen hoffman were happily married for 43 years, but navy veteran was living in pain. >> he had an enlarged prostate and they just kept saying, "it's not a problem,", you know, whatever. and then it started to get worse. >> reporter: he was scheduled to see a specialist in may 2013, but she says that didn't happen. >> she said, "no, you're here just fair consult. you have to understand people have cancer and he doesn't so...." >> reporter: and then you were escorted out the door pretty much. >> i think we were there 15 minutes. >> reporter: allen hoffman was diagnosed with stage four prostate cancer. 43% of the 225 patients who died between 2014 and august 2015 pe los angeles v.a. were waiting for appointments or needed tests they never got, ago the report does not conclude these patients died as a result of delayed consults. >> the number of patients waiting f
and the wait lists were much more significant here than at phoenix. >> reporter: dr dr. christian head is a surgeon at the l.a. v.a., he said 140 patient consults were deliberately deleted. >> i firstinoid an unusual number of patients presenting with delayed diagnosis, meaning that they presented to the system, they disappeared for a number of years, and then they present late with advanced cancers. those consults were being deleted, literally removed from the system. >> reporter: allen hoffman died a year and a half later. the v.a. has settled out of court with his widow. there was any doubt in your mind that they were responsible for your husband's death? >> definitely they were. >> reporter: the v.a. would not comment about hoffman's case or dr. head's allegations, but the l.a.'s hospital director admits these problems are serious. to fix them they've hired new leadership are, retraining emplee
times online. anthony. >> mason: mireya, thanks. we have new details tonight on how the obama administration handled the russian hacking of the 2016 election. jeff pegues reports the exprt his staff agonized over how to punish russia and president putin in the middle of a volatile campaign. >> reporter: by early august, u.s. intelligence had evidence of vladimir putin had approved the operation. russian hackers had been carrying out cyber attacks and had orchestrated the disclosures of stolen democratic party emails to hurt hillary clinton and help then-candidate trump. >> wouldn't it be nice if we actually got along with russia? >> reporter: a former u.s. official tells cbs news there was a debate about, "how can we punish the russians and not have it appear like we're trying to help hillary." ultimately, the administration decided to focus on shoarg up state election systems against further attacks, rather than having the president publicly speak out. instead, tep
homeland security issued a statement blaming russia. president obama did warn putin directly, something he only revealed months later. >> i felt that the most effective way to ensure that that didn't happen was to talk to him directly and tell him to cut it out. >> reporter: in december, the white house announced sanctions and that it had expelled 35 russian operatives from the u.s. and seized compounds in maryland and new york. cbs news' julianna goldman has been following this. >> reporter: when u.s. officials entered the compounds, they found a trove of missing and damaged material materials d have been useful in the ongoing investigation. alsoso, me of the diplomats were kicked out because they were suspected of election interference operation. >> reporter: former deputy director of the c.i.a. michael morell says the punishment should have been worse. >> the three u.s. action, i think, were seen by vladimir putin as only a slap on the wrist. they didn't hurt him politically
>> reporter: the obama administration did consider a cyber attack in retaliation, but, anthony, multiple sources say there was no precedent for that, and it could have made the situation much worse. >> mason: jeff pegues, thanks, jeff. after the president fired james comey as f.b.i. director, as the bureau was investigating the russian elections meddling, and whether anyone in the trump campaign was involved, the justice department then appointed robert mueller as special counsel, it's no secret the president was not happy about that. he was asked about mueller in a fox interview. >> should he recuse himself? >> well, he's very, very good friends with comey, which is very bothersome, but he's also-- we're going to have to see. i mean, we're going to have to see in terms-- look, there has been no obstruction, there has been no collusion. there has been leaking by comey, but there's been no collusion, no obstruction, and virtually everybody agrees to that.
i can say that the people that have been hired are all hillary clinton supporters. >> mason: today, white house press secretary sean spicer said the president has no intention of firing mueller. the spicer briefing was closed to cameras-- thus the courtroom-style sketches. in cincinnati today, a judge declared a second mistrial in the case of a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black driver during a traffic stop. after five days of deliberations, the jury was deadlocked. michelle miller is at the white house. >> we are almost evenly split regarding our votes. >> reporter: after the judge's pronounce... >> declare a mistrial in this case. >> reporter: former university of cincinnati officer ray tensing showed a dlism of emotion. the fatal shooting of 43-year-old sam dubose in july of 2015 was captured on tensing's body camera. >> i didn't do nothing. >>to sp! stop!
>> reporter: but after more than 30 hours, a jury of nine whites and three blarngz almost evenly split on whether it was murder. terina allen is dubose's sister. >> everything evidence shows he is a liar and a murderer. >> reporter: tensing took the stand and told the court he thought dubose was going to run him over as he was trying to remove the keys from the ignition. >> i could see his-- his head, and that's when i reached up with my right-hand and-- and-- fired a shot. >> reporter: this was the second time in seven months that a jury heard the case. the first ended in a mistrial after 24 hours of dplingz cincinnati mayor john cranley said he was disappointed with the decision and hope the city will stay calm. >> our police department will ensure that it's peaceful and safe, but also protect people's right to
do so. >> reporter: in a written statement, dubose's mother echoed that call for calm, but demanded a retrial. anthony, the prosecution says a decision on whether or not to retry this case a third time could come next week. >> mason: thanks, michele. michelle miller in cincinnati. in london, 800 apartments in five high-rises were evacuated today after it was learned their exterior siding contains material that can burn quickly. that same material is suspected of playing a role in the fast-spreading high-rise fire last week that killed 79 people. today, investigators said that fire started in a faulty refrigerator. in iraq, government forces backed by the u.s. are on the verge of retaking all of the city of mosul, but isis has mount aid bleed last stand in the few neighbors it still
himself up while blending in with civilians trying to escape. charlie d'agata is there. >> reporter: we swept into the old city with u.s.-backed iraqi special forces on a clowfd debris, through the twisted maze of streets, where die-hard isis fighters have dug in. when the roads narrowed too much, we had no choice but to continue on foot. this is just a hint of the destruction in the old city. the cameras really can't do it justice. it just goes on forever, for miles, just whole buildings, whole neighborhoods have been wiped out. this is what it cost to get rid of isis. and yet, the fighting continues with iraqi forces evacuating their wounded while leaving bodies of isis fighters to lie where they fell. there is still mortar and gunfire flying around in these neighbod
through. we just have to take cover as we heard one come in and exploded just a couple of buildings away. no one knows how many residents have weathered the eight months of fighting. earlier this week, isis militants bliewp the famous alnouri mosque rather than surrender it to iraqi forces. it's where the group's leader, abu bakr al baghdadi, first declared the creation of the so-called caliphate three years ago. the russians are now saying that abu bakr al baghdadi is dade dead. what do you think? "he's not important anymore," he said. "as far as we're concerned, he's just another isis fighter." for weary soldiers here, victory means making sure there's nothing left of isis. charlie d'agata, cbs news, western mosul, iraq. >> mason: still ahead on the cbs evening news, why small-town doctors are worried about the republican health care plan. and stha
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senator said he cannot support the g.o.p.'s health care bill. they can only afford to lose. mark strassmann found some small-town doctors feel the same way. >> we see about 130 patients per day. >> reporter: dr. gregg mitchell practices family medicine in west tennessee. two-third of his patients use medicaid. you see patients from how far away? >> up to 90 miles away they have to travel for services here to come to our hospital system and our clinic. >> reporter: because their hospitals have closed. >> yes, sir. >> reporter: in the last four years, four rural hospitals within an hour's drive from here has shut down. jackson county hospital
facility between memphis and nashville serves 17 counties and attracts medicaid patients like 22-year-old jodi maness. her blood pressure is high. two weeks ago, she gave birth to her daughter, charlee. >> it's good. >> reporter: she worries about losing medicaid coverage and paying out of pocket. does it worry you more for you or for them? >> my kids, definitely. >> reporter: one in five tennesseans relies on medicaid, about average for a u.s. state. medicaid covers half tennessee children living in small towns and rural exwrairpz under proposed medicaid cuts, by one estimate, 37 more tennessee hospitals risk major cuts or closure. mitchell worries especially for mothers in labor. >> an issue for them possibly delivering babies in cars and ambulances and those type issues that would arise because of the amount of distance they have to travel to obtain care. >> reporter: how do you convince people who don't live
rural areas? >> that's a great question because a lot of them don't see that need. >> reporter: laurie manas sees it. little charlee is supposed to see dr. mitchell next month. mark strassmann, cbs news, jackson, tennessee. >> mason: coming up, the joke that backfired on johnny depp. with less of your body's natural blood-clotting function.
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by the bucket full. steve hartman found him "on the road." >> reporter: in hindsight, sian pierre regis says his mother, rebec agave him a great childhood. in hindsight. >> yeah, i was so mean to my mom growing up about having no money. i remember her crying a few times because i was so mean about it. >> reporter: today, however, the ingrate couldn't be more grateful. >> yeah, you realize how lucky you are, and you're like, "what was i do?" like, "what an idiot." >> maybe i'll do some laundry. >> reporter: saun pierre says what really set him straifts a voice mail he got from his mom last summer. >> i just got fired. i just want you to know that. call me, bye. >> reporter: that was it, short and bitter. >> end of message. >> i was in shock. i never expected it to happen to me. my job and my kids were my life. >> so this was one thing that kept her going and i think my biggest worry was, if she loses her job what, else does she
have? >> reporter: rebecca worked in housekeeping at a hotel here in boston. she was a single mom who sacrificed everything for her children. and although sian pierre says he didn't really appreciate that as a kid, he clearly does now. after his mom was fired at 75, sian pierre started showing his gratitude in the sweetest possible way ♪ ♪ he took her bucket list and together they started ticking off items one by one-- milk a cow in vermont, done. take a hip-hop lesson from a "hamilton" dancer. check. learn to use instagram. getting there. >> here we go! >> reporter: he even flew his mom back to her native england to throw a penny off a london bridge and visit her sister's grave for the very first time. a lot of the list is things she could never do juggling work and kids. most recently, they walked the entire length of the boston marathon thon because after years of cleaning rooms for all those runners, she just wanted to see t
i never felt more loved. and, actually, i'm excited about going and seeing the next-- the next chapter. >> reporter: and that's how sian pierre thanked his mother for putting up with his thanklessness. but he says he received an even bigger gift-- a lesson on love. >> you can't feel it when you're just running through life. you feel it when you help somebody up. so, yeah. >> reporter: steve hartman, "on the road," in boston. you love her a little bit? >> she's all right. ( laughter ) >> mason: and that's what happens when you make every day mother's day. that's the cbs evening news. i'm anthony mason in new york. have a great weekend. i'll see you tomorrow on "cbs this morning saturday." good night. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org
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